We’ve learnt a lot writing about news media startups in the Asia-Pacific in a pivot year, not least that digital news media is now more diverse, making journalism across the board simply better, write Jacqui Park and Laxmi Murthy

Discovering news media start-ups, interviewing founders and builders, writing up the…


Italy’s L’Ora del Pellice believes its hyper-local business model fits its community with four magic words: quality, community, independence and respect. By Jacqui Park and Eden Vered

For L’Ora del Pellice, from the small Val Pellice valley in western Piedmont, Covid-19 was an opportunity to prove their business model works…


A news wave is breaking over rural India, as the all-women Khabar Lahariya fights disadvantage by leaning into hyper-local journalism, writes Jacqui Park.

In a network of villages across central India, Khabar Lahariya (News Waves) is using the power of hyper-local journalism to fight discrimination, promote literacy — especially among…


Good for revenues. Good for journalism. The paywall transition at La Voz de Galicia is paying off, writes Marta Caro and Jacqui Park.

La Voz de Galicia is a 130-year-old regional daily newspaper based in A Coruña, northwestern Spain. Born as a liberal newspaper, it is the highest-circulation newspaper in…


Local Call’s critical journalism tells the stories of marginalized communities in Israel and brings the reality of the occupation to Hebrew audiences write Jacqui Park and Eden Vered

Since 2014, Hebrew language Local Call has aimed to fill the gap in reporting on the Israeli-occupied territories for local audiences. “Hebrew…


How Heraldo de Aragón is relying on collaboration with other local players using technology developed in-house to help connect and support local media outlets. By Marta Caro and Jacqui Park

The 127-year-old Heraldo do Aragón, based in Zaragoza in Spain’s north-east, is leading a collaborative network of regional media outlets…


To build local news media for Indian cities the size of countries, Bengaluru’s Citizen Matters found a model that empowers both local communities and journalists for impact, write Laxmi Murthy and Jacqui Park.

The future of local news is being rebuilt online with journalism that empowers communities to engage in…


Asia’s feminist media understand diversity is the key to relevance and engagement. In this second part, Jacqui Park and Laxmi Murthy go under the hood to look at the motor that drives that understanding.

What women want to talk about

The emerging feminist start-ups focus on journalism that is relevant…


Across the Asia-Pacific, new media like Magdalene in Indonesia, SheThePeople.TV in India and Villainesse in New Zealand are speaking the language of popular feminism to shape conversations around gender, putting women out front as a constituency that matters. …


A news wave is breaking over rural India, as the all-women Khabar Lahariya fights disadvantage by leaning into hyper-local journalism writes Jacqui Park.

In a network of villages across the sparse Central Indian hinterland, Khabar Lahariya (News Waves) is using the power of hyper-local journalism to fight discrimination, promote literacy…

Jacqui Park

Find The Story newsletter on media innovation Asia: http://bit.ly/TheStory-AsiaPacific I’m a fellow at @cmt_uts/ JSK Fellow at Stanford

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